I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs!
If you have not seen Frozen - go!! NOW!! This movie is fantastic. I cannot wait for it to come out on DVD. I saw it with my husband a couple weeks ago and again yesterday with my mom and my 5 year old nephew. And I missed stuff this second time around I think. I have to see it again. I am going to preorder it from Amazon. It is simply a great movie. Of course I do love snowmen. :)
So this weekend I was at the barn and this young girl asks me how Eli is doing. I'm going to guess at her age - maybe 14? I don't know. I should ask her. She could really be 12. So I tell her that he's doing ok, but my I forgot to contact my vet before he left for Hawaii. She says "Dr Loafmann?" I said yes. She says "yeah he's going on my boat". Apparently they have a boat in Hawaii. Geesh. *eye roll* Her father and step mom are well off, clearly. I knew this. They own a fancy restaurant in St Louis. Rumor is they own the local Krispy Kreme too. I don't know really. Anyways, not long later we are both in the lounge eating cupcakes(!). She asks me what I got for Christmas. I'm thinking really - nothing that would interest someone of her age, but I tell her one thing anyways. She shows me all the horse stuff she got. I remember those days! Back when every item on my list was really for Eli. :) Then she mentions some clothes and comments she's not sure why people got her that. I said you can always use clothes. She replies, as serious as a heart attack, "I have 6 closets of clothes". I believe she said one is all western jeans. The other is all western show shirts. I don't think I have 6 closest in my house. Well then again I'm a damn redneck that lives in a flipping trailer. Clearly her and I are worlds apart! Wow. The family is nice as pie. The step mom is "big" in the barrel racing world apparently. Again, not a world I'm familiar with. Must be nice. I can only dream of 6 closets of clothing! The sad thing is that I probably have enough clothes to fill 6 closets. However it's just all in piles around my bedroom.
Last night I got an email from a friend telling me that their horse was sick and colicky and was in surgery. I woke up to the news that they lost him. Malachi was a 24 year old Trakehner stallion and he was such a sweetheart. So well behaved. My previous trainer had him for a few years. He had a wonderful personality and became a favorite of everyone that met him. I cannot imagine how my friends feel right now. :( 2013 has been a sucky year and even at this late date it continues to be so.